New Center at Stanford to Study Brains Role in Compassion, Altruism

William Mobley and Jim Doty describe a new center, CCARE (Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education), at Stanford; its goal is to enhance altruistic behavior by examining altruism in a multidisciplinary fashion.

Doty uses the Dalai Lama as an example of someone who has dedicated his life to compassion. They hope to teach compassion to all people. How does CCARE plan to discover the origins of compassion?